Graduate Degree and Certificate Programs

The School of Nursing Graduate Program offers the following degree and certificate programs. Click on the programs to learn more about the required courses, length of program, and suggested schedule.

Master of Science in Nursing Science

The MS degree prepares licensed, bachelor’s prepared RNs for an advanced practice role in one of the following specialty areas:

Master's programs provide the student with a basis for further study at the doctoral level and are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. The program generally takes 2 to 2 ½ years of full-time study or 3 to 3 ½ years of part-time study to complete.  

Graduate Certificates

Designed for nurses who hold a master’s degree in nursing and want to expand their scope of practice into one of the following specialty areas:

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Master of Science, Nursing Science degree or Graduate Certificate in Nursing at UAA, the graduate is prepared to:

  • Engage in scholarly inquiry, including evaluation and application of evidence-based research to advanced nursing practice or leadership.
  • Practice in a manner that incorporates ethical, legal, and professional standards for advanced nursing practice or nursing leadership.
  • Collaborate across disciplines and in partnership with communities, groups, families and individuals through culturally sensitive practice.
  • Demonstrate competence and caring in the professional nurse role to serve as a provider, leader, and educator in the health care system.
  • Articulate a plan for self-directed, lifelong learning and professional development.

Course Delivery

The School of Nursing graduate program uses a variety of synchronous and asynchronous course delivery methods, including: fully online, hybrid or blended, distance, and face-to-face. Please check the individual program pages (linked above) for details specific to each degree or certificate.

Clinical Experiences

All School of Nursing graduate program clinical experiences must be completed in the state of Alaska and rural Alaska site placements are encouraged. Students who are not located in Anchorage generally have the ability to complete their clinical experiences in their home community. Please see the FNP and PMH-NP program pages (linked above) for more detailed information.

 

 

Gainful Employment

The following is important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of student who attended this program; disclosures are also available at the UAA Financial Aid website.

  • Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

    University of Alaska Anchorage

    Graduate certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner

    Program Length: 2 years

    Students graduating on time
    N/A* of Title IV students complete the program within 2 years
    *Fewer than 10 students enrolled in this program. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

    Program Costs*
    $18,152 for in-state tuition and fees
    $35,224 for out-of-state tuition and fees
    $989 for books and supplies
    $23,456 for off-campus room and board
    $23,924 for on-campus room and board

    Other Costs
    Visit website for more program cost information
    *The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

    Students Borrowing Money
    N/A* of students who attend this program borrow money to pay for it
    *Fewer than 10 students enrolled in this program. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

    The typical graduate leaves with
    N/A* in debt*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

    The typical monthly loan payment
    N/A* per month in student loans with N/A* interest rate.
    *Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

    The typical graduate earns not provided per year after leaving this program.

    Graduates who got jobs

    N/A* of program graduates got jobs according to the  accreditor job placement rate

    *Program does not have enough completers to calculate a placement rate as required.
     
    Program graduates are employed in the following fields:
  • Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate 

    University of Alaska Anchorage

    Graduate certificate in Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner


    Program Length: 1 year
     
    Students graduating on time
    N/A* of Title IV students complete the program within 1 year
     *Fewer than 10 students enrolled in this program. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
     
    Program Costs*
    $12,472 for in-state tuition and fees
    $24,742 for out-of-state tuition and fees
    $1,104 for books and supplies
    $11,728 for off-campus room and board
    $11,962 for on-campus room and board
     
    Other Costs
    *The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.
     
    Students Borrowing Money
    N/A* of students who attend this program borrow money to pay for it
     *Fewer than 10 students enrolled in this program. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
     
    The typical graduate leaves with N/A* in debt
     *Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
     
    The typical monthly loan payment N/A* per month in student loans with N/A* interest rate.
     *Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
     
    The typical graduate earns not provided per year after leaving this program
     
    Graduates who got jobs
    N/A* of program graduates got jobs according to the  accreditor job placement rate
    *Program does not have enough completers to calculate a placement rate as required.
     
    Program graduates are employed in the following fields:
    This program meets licensure requirements in Alaska
     
    Additional Information
    Date Created 6/22/2017
    These disclosures are required by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Nursing Education Certificate

    University of Alaska Anchorage

    Graduate certificate in Nursing Education


    Program Length: 1 year

    Students graduating on time
    N/A* of Title IV students complete the program within 1 year
     *Fewer than 10 students enrolled in this program. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

    Program Costs*
    $8,040 for in-state tuition and fees
    $22,642 for out-of-state tuition and fees
    $519 for books and supplies
    $11,728 for off-campus room and board
    $11,962 for on-campus room and board

    Other Costs
    *The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

    Students Borrowing Money
    N/A* of students who attend this program borrow money to pay for it
    *Fewer than 10 students enrolled in this program. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
     
    The typical graduate leaves with N/A* in debt

    *Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

    The typical monthly loan payment
    N/A* per month in student loans with N/A* interest rate.
    *Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

    The typical graduate earns not provided per year after leaving this program.

    Graduates who got jobs
    N/A* of program graduates got jobs according to the  accreditor job placement rate

    *Program does not have enough completers to calculate a placement rate as required.

    Program graduates are employed in the following fields:
    Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary

    Licensure Requirements
    *Program has no licensure requirments in any state.

    Additional Information
    Date Created 6/16/2017
    These disclosures are required by the U.S. Department of Education

 

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